“Drowntown” in translation

“Drowntown” by Zandra Renwick | Danish translation

A couple books (lovely, lovely boooooooks) arrived recently via post. One is this Danish anthology of translated stories, 48 timer i Massachusetts-havet: 14 science fiction klimafiktioner, in which my underwater-city climate fiction “Drowntown” appears alongside stories by Carrie Vaughn, Cat Valente, Sam J. Miller, Ken Liu, Pat Murphy, Lavie Tadhar… I mean wow! What a crew.

Fun Fact: Danish was once my second language! After years of unuse, it mostly it just pops awkwardly into my brainspace during attempts at French or Spanish.

The author, gettin’ drowny with cli-fi:

“Nightshift in Strange Rain”

mystery weekly magazine cover including short story "nightshift in strange rain" by zandra renwick
includes “Nightshift in Strange Rain” by Zandra Renwick

My story “Nightshift in Strange Rain” is out in the February 2021 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine. From the publisher: “Green blood and trench coats and death in the rain—an old-fashioned murder detective and his coroner ex-flame tackle a newfangled problem in this retrofuture gumshoe tale set in a small town not at all close to you. “

On Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions, or free at one of the 30,000+ libraries and schools worldwide via Flipster.

♥ Huge love to all librarians everywhere.♥

“elephant teeth”

includes “Elephant Teeth” by Zandra Renwick

Now online: “Elephant Teeth,” a quiet little eco-rage story about animal saboteurs, elephant cults, and new beginnings. Free in audio, as read by the author.

two recent(ish) crime shorts

Crime fiction! Both available online.

“Random Blonde”

I’ve been bitter a long time. It’s like sucking a wedge of lemon on and on and on, pulp disintegrating, everything dissolving until the flavor turns mellow and mild, almost sweet…

read Random Blonde

& “Is a Goodboy”

“Huck is a gooddog. Huck is suchagooddog. Have his people forgotten whatagooddog Huck is?”

read “Is a Goodboy”

“lovely young losers” in Urban Crime

flame tree_urban crime.jpgMy Vancouver noir tale “Lovely Young Losers” is out in the Urban Crime volume of the Flame Tree Gothic series. These are gorgeous books. Hardcover, soft pages, gilded and embossed…serious artifact porn.

Flame Tree has posted a couple mini interviews with contributors about the story and the genre, in which I mention the different flavours of cities, and confess to loving a good Murder Squad.

Urban Crime author Q&A part 1

Urban Crime author Q&A part 2